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Tata Comm, US company in deal

india Updated: May 12, 2008 20:33 IST

Tata Communications, the long distance communication arm of the Tata group, has formed a joint venture with US-based Sonus to set up basic infrastructure to offer phone calls over the Internet.

According to the understanding, Sonus would provide fixed trunking solution to provide its IP Voice services for the Tatas.

Tata Communications will deploy Sonus’ Network Border Switch to interconnect its voice networks and deliver seamless IP services across geographies. The new network platform enables rapid creation of new voice, video, data and other multi-media applications.

"Its part of our Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities that we are going to expand globally. The partnership will provide us technological backbone including equipments and other elated infrastructure for the offering," said Srinivasa Addepalli, chief strategic officer, Tata Communications.

Tata Communications will work with Sonus services team to facilitate the migration from its legacy network onto the new IP-based network.

Tatas have over 1,500 global carriers, 600 mobile operators, 10,000 enterprises and over 5 lakh broadband and Internet subscribers.